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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Have a rash on my fingers, it blisters, peels, itches, ect, it was assumed to be related to ra, but could this be a sign of lupus instead?

Dyshidrotic Eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema is a condition in which small, usually itchy blisters develop on the hands or feet or both. Causes, incidence, and risk factors this blistering type of eczema is twice as common in women than men. People are more likely to develop dyshidrotic eczema when: they are under stress they have allergies, such as hayfever their hands are often in water or moist they do cement work. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. the period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia. . ...Read more

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What can I use for my discord lupus to stop itching?

What can I use for my discord lupus to stop itching?

Hydrocortisone: Try topical Hydrocortisone but you may need a more potent rx preparation if Hydrocortisone does not work well enough. ...Read more

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She discontained her medication for lupus alone & there is rash &itching appear on her skin .Is she can starta medication again with the same dose?

She discontained her medication  for lupus alone & there is rash &itching appear on her skin .Is she can starta medication again with the same dose?

Questions: It is not clear why the patient stopped their medication. Talk to your rheumatologist about what happened and see what he or she says. ...Read more

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How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

How do lupus rashes start out? Do you start itching first? Or getting flushed in the face?

Variable: It is frustrating to many, but true. There are different rashes associated with lupus and many don't itch, but some do. If this is a single symptom so far - you will probably find an uncertain diagnosis based either on global facial flushing or itchy skin. Try not to panic and try to find a doctor you can express your worries to. Many early disease signs are unclear - therapists can help. ...Read more

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Body always itchy and i know i don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body always itchy and i know i don't have dry skin, why can I not stop itching and it is irritating to deal with could this be because of my lupus?

Body Itching not lup: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease(dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas.And thyroid diseases diabetes, and allergic reactio. ...Read more

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I have lupus flare more than 8 days now, I have itching and joint pain which is sometimes sever i take all my medications , should I be worried about?

See below: You need to see your rheumatologist to make sure that it is just a simple flare as opposed to a sign of major organ involvement. ...Read more

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My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

My outer palms are red. They have been like this since I had my daughter three years ago. There is no itching or pain. My dr did labs for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis which came back fine. I don't smoke or drink.?

Suspect estrogen!: Women typically have appreciably more redness around the periphery of the palms and the finger pads than men. It is an effect of estrogen in the body. The fact that you noticed it after the birth of your child, when during pregancy you had much higher estrogen levels, rather proves the point. It is called palmar erythema. Harmless, unless you are male, if you get my drift! ...Read more

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Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?

Son suffers from anxiety severe sunburn and blistery rashes from sun canker soars fatigue joint pain and now leg itching resulting in rash. lupus?

Need more history: in that the above information is insufficient to make a specific diagnosis. How much sun exposure? Is son fair or olive skin? One joint or multiple? Injury or none? Appearance of rash, possible contact or exposure, history of eczema, etc. If chronic and feeling fatigued, start with a physical by your doctor and blood tests may be helpful. ...Read more

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Edema can cause itching?

Edema can cause itching?

If long standing: rather the venous congestion can lead to stasis dermatitis, which in turn can cause itching, but transient edema rarely does ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause itching?

Can caffeine cause itching?

Yes: I have heard of this happening to others. ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause itching?

Does ovulation cause itching?

No: Ovulation is something that happens internally in the ovaries and as such will not cause itching outside in the genital area. ...Read more

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Can pantoprazole cause itching ?

Can pantoprazole cause itching ?

Any drug can: Almost any drug can cause itching if you have become allergic to it even though allergy to pantoprazole is quite uncommon. The only way to tell is to stop taking it and use another PPI in its place. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pain pills to cause itching?

Is it normal for pain pills to cause itching?

Many pain medicines: Can cause itching. The opioids are good pain relievers, but they often comes with intense itching. In some situations, itching is caused by an allergy to a medicine. Regardless what is the cause notify your prescribing physician to ovoid future complications. ...Read more

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What medications cause itching gums?

What medications cause itching gums?

None specifically: To my knowledge there are no medications that are specifically known to cause itching gums (as a side effect). See your dentist for an oral evaluation. It's probably something else that causing it. If your dentist doesn't think it's dentally related, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What cause itching fingers at night?

What cause itching fingers at night?

Common rashes: The most common causes of itching include hives, eczema, dryness or fungal infections. Using only unscented soaps is advised. Using an unscented moisturizer and taking a non-sedating antihistamine can be helpful. If not improving, see a physician to see if you need an anti-fungal cream or topical steroid cream. ...Read more

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Candida cause itching, how do I treat this?

Candida cause itching, how do I treat this?

If you haven't had a: Yeast infection before - have it definitively diagnosed by your physician or gynecologist. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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Can nervousness or excitement cause itching?

Can nervousness or excitement cause itching?

Yes: Nervous itching is common. It is often associated with a skin condition called neurodermatitis. Seek help from a psychologist or a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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How to reduce itching skin?and what can cause itching ?

How to reduce itching skin?and what can cause itching ?

Two simple things to: try: 1. Use a soap that is not too drying to your skin. 2. Invest in good skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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What could cause itching and coldness in the testicle?

What could cause itching and  coldness in the testicle?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There could be several diseases causing this. ...Read more

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Can a UTI cause itching?

Yes: A UTI can cause burning more than itching. If there is itching, it is possible that you have a yeast infection. ...Read more

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What can cause itching feet?

What can cause itching feet?

Possible fungus: Allergy, eczema psoriasis i suggest you see your dr. For a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does a UTI cause itching?

Usually does not: Cause itching. If you are on an antibiotic for the UTI you can develop a yeast infection which can cause itching so call your doctor and tell them your symptoms. ...Read more